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Shades That Give Back

Shades That Give Back

This summer, sport sunglasses that make a difference beyond your pupils.

Here are five companies creating sunglasses that don’t just look cool—they also support causes and values that make the world a better place.


Sales of Proof’s eco-friendly eyewear support charities providing disaster relief and organizations building eye-care clinics around the world.


WeWood’s Cotton Eyewear line is made from cotton fibers—not plastic—to create durable shades without using fossil fuels during production.


The brand known for its buy one, give one footwear created a line of retro-cool sunglasses. Sales support sight restoration efforts for people in need.


Panda embraces the buy-one-give-one model: For each pair sold, Optometry Giving Sight gives an exam and a pair of prescription glasses.

###Warby Parker

The sale of Warby Parker shades funds the distribution of eyeglasses, helps vision-related charities and supports training in developing countries.

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